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Lord Ramsay's Return by Elisabeth Fairchild

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Lord Ramsay's Return by Elisabeth Fairchild

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



Fairchild once again transports me into a time of beautiful with deep scars underneath.
Prudence Stanhope is suffering from pain in neck and back from the emotional turmoil she's under at her home of her cousin where she works as a governess. Hearing from a doctor of the "shampooing" (we say massage)treatment in Brighton to help her with her stress, she goes not expecting to meet a man who would change her lookout at life and perhaps fate.

Fate has taught a hard lesson to Lord Charles "Rash" Ramsey by a turn of the cards as his brother lost everything of the family's name. Now Charles is trying to remake his fortune by the riches he has brought back from India. His teaching he's learned from a far off land has made him see that perhaps Karma has something in store for him and meeting Pru brings them both to a crossroads that put a balm on their healing hearts.

I've al…

To Kiss a Thief by Kate Moore

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To Kiss a Thief by Kate Moore

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



Kate Moore has once again has swept me away with her solid storytelling. Not only does she create a vivid world without the norm of ton parties but a soft romantic road adventure that leaves you guessing who is truly telling the truth.

After a disappointing season, Margaret Somerley is happy to get away from it all and curl up with a good book. What she doesn't expect is to be kidnapped by a thief who takes her on an adventure with her heart at risk from being taken by the thief as well.

There's alot of mystery going on that Margaret along with the reader have to slowly piece together. With our thief Drew sealing government papers to be sold to the French, things don't seem to be as cut-and-dried as they appear with Drew going out of his way to keep Margaret safe and sound and even making sure this adventure doesn't tarnish her rep.
I really loved the characters. They didn't come across as bold heroes, but some…

An Improper Widow by Kate Moore

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An Improper Widow by Kate Moore

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



I was truly at awed after finishing this amazing novel. While not a strong romance book per se it felt more of "still waters run deep" with deep emotions of all the characters with the scars they have carried from the past and having to finally heal them in the present.

Francis William Arden, fourth Marquess of Warne has fought his battles and has won the war. Now the scars are finally on the road to healing and sees that it's time to finally settled down and marry. Making his riches through Iron and machinery and his battles with his father nicknamed the Iron Lord by the ton. Warne finds himself in one last battle with a thief whom sees to know his past and a woman who is slowly stealing his heart.

Susannah Bowen has taken on the mantle of a widow, one that makes her an unpaid servant for her family and protection from a painful past. Her duty to protect her cousin may give her a way out or a whole new set of …

The Christmas Spirit by Elisabeth Fairchild

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The Christmas Spirit by Elisabeth Fairchild

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


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Christmas is the time of rejoicing, of healing and sometimes second chances. I was very happy to see Penguin releasing and re-releasing novels from the well know Regency Signet line. Nothing pleased me more then finding this gem by one of my favorite authors Elisabeth Fairchild, whose words are sometime poetic and characters are so heartfelt they bring tears to your eyes.

This book very much brought bucket of tears to my eyes as the story unfolds with Kirkland Fleming, Earl of Copeland trying to make this year's the best Christmas ever. With time running out and his heart growing weaker. He wants to be with those he loves one last time and bring them joy instead of sadness. Things don't go as plan as a snowstorm delays his family, expect a young mystifying woman Miss Belinda Walcott.

Belinda has a score to settle, …

Born to Scandal by Diane Gaston

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Born to Scandal by Diane Gaston

My rating: 5 of 5 stars




Governess at times was a truly thankless job with their quasi-invisible role in the household. This role is show with Born to Scandal a homage to one of the greatest governess love story of all time : Jane Eyre.

Gaston's books for me are at times hit and miss. Born to Scandal was differently a hit and my favorite by this author. She shows us the true trial a young woman would have falling in love with a peer of the realm with only love to truly conquer the way.

Anna Hill is suddenly without all she's known. Brought up to be a companion and help a bashful girl. Anna is left out in the cold when the Lord of the house tells her she has only so much time to pack her bags. When a position as a governess opens up, she sees no other opinion then to try.

Rumors abound around the half Irish lord- Lord Brentmore. With the somewhat recent death of his wife, Brent is at a crossroads, unknowning what to do with his now motherless chil…